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SunCast is dedicated to providing the knowledge, research, tools and expert guidance you need to understand, grown and be ahead of the curve in the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Each week, host Nico Johnson takes you deep into conversations with solar energy industry executives from leading companies like SolarCity, SunEdison, Nextracker, Trina Solar, Conergy, Greentech Media and discovers what THEY are using to get ahead in emerging markets like Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Panama, Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tune in, and stay informed.

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SunCast is dedicated to providing the knowledge, research, tools and expert guidance you need to understand, grown and be ahead of the curve in the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Each week, host Nico Johnson takes you deep into conversations with solar energy industry executives from leading companies like SolarCity, SunEdison, Nextracker, Trina Solar, Conergy, Greentech Media and discovers what THEY are using to get ahead in emerging markets like Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Panama, Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tune in, and stay informed.

    Have a customer-centered business; Darryl Parker, Clean Energy Associates' VP Sales & Mktg

    Have a customer-centered business; Darryl Parker, Clean Energy Associates' VP Sales & Mktg

    Today’s guest, Darryl Parker, brings more than three decades of extensive high-tech manufacturing and power electronics experience to his role at Clean Energy Associates. But he's got a truly inspiring story of growing up in the booming high tech industry, pulling up a seat at the table and opening the door for many who have followed in his footsteps! This guy's got stories. You're here for Stories. Let's get into it!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The value of data on solar project finance, a Roundtable with industry experts Heidi Larson, Hao Shen & Skip Dise

    The value of data on solar project finance, a Roundtable with industry experts Heidi Larson, Hao Shen & Skip Dise

    Today, we’ll offer you the opportunity to learn from three highly experienced solar experts on the past, present and future of solar project financing. Heidi Larson of ICF International, Hao Shen of kWh Analytics and Skip Dise of Clean Power Research.
    Today we will touch on:
    How to know what your solar project’s really worth?
    What does Bankability really mean?
    What's the difference between common solar finance terms like p50 and p90?
    and more...

    • 40 min
    Solar finance Pioneer Michele Magee on how to Give Power to the world

    Solar finance Pioneer Michele Magee on how to Give Power to the world

    Today's story of Solar finance pioneer, Michelle McGee, is illustrative of the power of a good question. In this case, we learn one question that changed the course of her career. This former Tesla Exec leads us on a serendipitous journey, and explains how now as President of GivePower Foundation she supports global communities in need of power.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    First-ever Cleantech Podcasters Roundtable with 8 Major Clean Economy Podcasts

    First-ever Cleantech Podcasters Roundtable with 8 Major Clean Economy Podcasts

    Last week, the first ever Cleantech Podcaster's Roundtable was held with 8 of the major clean economy podcasts, hosted by my friend Mike Casey at Tigercomm. The discussions were a lot of fun (and very interesting) as we covered favorites sector trends, where we get our insights/info, key backgrounds we expect to see in CEOs of the sector in coming years, and how best to approach this (and other) group of podcasters with topics & guests for their shows.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Is TX an ideal place for energy business model disruption? with Startup Queen, Nisha Desai of Ennuity

    Is TX an ideal place for energy business model disruption? with Startup Queen, Nisha Desai of Ennuity

    Nisha Desai, is a serial entrepreneur, TX clean energy pioneer, and founder and CEO of Ennuity Holdings. This "Startup Queen" has 25+ years of experience in the energy business, and has started companies that span 2 continents and multiple energy sectors. Listen in for critical steps of creating a company and how to skillfully navigate your way through the energy industry. In addition, we learn what she learned on an expedition to the South Pole!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What is Reactive Power, with Jacqueline DeSouza of Apparent Inc.

    What is Reactive Power, with Jacqueline DeSouza of Apparent Inc.

    Do You understand Reactive Power?
    How's it different from Real Power?
    You're not alone, but we're here to help!
    ICYMI from 2020, this SunCast Rewind answers these 2 questions from one of our SunCast Summit speakers, Jacqueline DeSouza
    Jacqueline's company, Apparent, Inc, specializes in helping folks take advantage of the 3 elements of this complex topic, Real, reactive and apparent power.

    Remember you can always find the resources and learn more about today’s guest, recommendations, book links, and more than 380 other founder stories and startup advice at www.mysuncast.com.

    Text Nico and start a conversation! +1 (310) 634-1780

    Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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96 Ratings

96 Ratings

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An audible gift

How does he do it? Nico has a way of extracting information from his guests that brings out their humble, humorous, human side in a gracious and fun manner to keep the discussion interesting.

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Smart, engaging, interesting, fun. Great host!

Nico does a great job of engaging smart, interesting, fun guests and topics and providing value in every episode. Excellent for professionals and curious energy people.

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The Best Solar Podcast There Is. PERIOD!

This podcast is absolutely incredible. The type of talent interviewed along with the information that’s provided is ridiculously valuable. Your ears will thank you!

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